Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church

 120 SW 2nd Street, Madison, SD   57042

Mail to: P.O. Box 371

Phone: 605-427-9400

Email: goodshepherd@goodshepherdfreelutheran.com

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 I Am the Good Shepherd I know My own and My own know me

John 10:14


We welcomed to Good Shepherd Rev. James Lindgren and his wife Judy on July 16, 2018.


You can contact Pastor James at either:

507-227-7368

revjlind@gmail.com


Pastor's Office Hours:

Monday - 9:00am-noon and 6:00-9:00pm

Wednesday - 9:00am-noon and 1:00-4:00pm

Thursday - 9:00am-noon


The following is the article from the Madison Daily Leader on Pastor Lindgren:


Family attracts pastor to Good Shepherd in Madison

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Family attracts pastor to Good Shepherd in Madison

Photo by Mary Gales Askren


THE REV. JAMES LINDGREN began pastoring Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in July. He said he came to Madison to pastor the small congregation of around 60 because he and his wife want to be close to their grandson Matthew, who was born in September.


 

Posted: Friday, November 2, 2018 1:49 pm

By MARY GALES ASKREN, Staff Reporter

As a both a pastor and PK (preacher's kid), the new pastor at Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church has moved around. Having been born in Canada, he even had to establish citizenship at one point.

However, the Rev. James Lindgren is at heart a family man and answered the call to pastor a mission church in Madison because he has family in the area -- a daughter and infant grandson in Sioux Falls.

"We get down to see them every week," he said.

Lindgren and his wife Judy have been married since 1980. They had three daughters together: Jennifer, Stephanie and Allison. Allison lives in Sioux Falls and Jennifer lives in northeastern Wisconsin.

The Lindgrens lost Stephanie in 2012 when she was killed in an accident as a result of icy roads. She was six months pregnant at the time.

"She slid into a semi and was killed instantly," Lindgren said.

Her husband, who had been traveling behind her, was first on the scene. At the time, Lindgren was preparing for a funeral for a 32-year-old and had just finished meeting with the family when he received the phone call. He describes the experience as tough, but said his faith was strengthened through it.

Lindgren assumed his responsibilities at Good Shepherd in July. It's his sixth parish since graduating from seminary in 1981. Previously, he pastored churches in Nebraska, Minnesota and Michigan.

However, he is not new to the region, He graduated from Tri-Valley High School at Colton as a four-sport letterman: cross country, football, wrestling and track. While in high school, he set the school's 2-mile record.

As a pastor, he said he is more conservative than his father who was affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

"They are more concerned with inclusiveness than with justification by grace through faith," he said, listing one point of difference.

"They believe the Bible contains the Word of God but is not the Word of God," he continued.

He said he believes the Bible is the Word of God. Lindgren admits that though Lutheran, his beliefs are in some ways closer to fundamentalist evangelical than mainstream Lutheran.

"I believe very strongly in preaching for conversion, conviction and repentance," Lindgren said, adding that repentance is an everyday thing.

He said those looking for a church may find a home at Good Shepherd based on their stance on the Word, commitment to missions and evangelical outreach.

"One strength of this congregation is music," he said.

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SERMON ARCHIVE

 

Mar 21, 2021 Message
Mark 10:32-45 - Servant of God
Dean Feistner sharing the message Pastor Lindgren prepared
https://vimeo.com/526947718

Feb 28, 2021 Message
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/519678963

Feb 21 2021 Message 
Faith In The Unseen - Matthew 8:23-27
Dean Feistner
https://vimeo.com/514995198

Feb 14, 2021 Message
The Glory of Christ, the Image of God
2 Corinthians 3:12-13; 4:1-6
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/512632762

Feb 7, 2021 Message
Preaching, Healing, Praying
Mark 1:29-39
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/509544541

Jan 31, 2021 Message
Gain For The Master - Matthew 25:14-30
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/506803023

Jan 17, 2021 Message
How Much Faith? - Luke 19:1-10
Dean Feistner
https://vimeo.com/501499488

Jan 10, 2021 Message
Alive in Christ - Romans 6:1-11
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/498992000

Jan 3, 2021 Message
A Righteous Standing - Ephesians 1:3-14
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/496962483


 

Dec 27, 2020 Christmas Program and Message
Jesus Is Lord - Philippians 2:8-11
Christmas Program: https://vimeo.com/495018447
Message: https://vimeo.com/495023760

Dec 20, 2020 Message
The Name Jesus
Luke 1:26-38
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/493142311


Dec 13, 2020 Message
People, Blessed of the Lord
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/490475432

Dec 6, 2020 Message
Destruction Looking for New
2 Peter 3:8-14
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/487875778

Nov 29, 2020 Message
Jesus Is The Light
Isaiah 61:1-7
Dean Feistner
https://vimeo.com/485241367

Nov 22, 2020 Message
Subject to God
I Corinthians 15:20-28
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/482355738

Nov 15, 2020 Message
Awake or Asleep
I Thessalonians 5:1-11
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/479584776

Nov 8, 2020 Message
Ten Virgins
Matthew 25:1-13
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/476904278

Nov 1, 2020 Message
No Other Gods
I Samuel 2:1-10
Dean Feistner
https://vimeo.com/474445194

Oct 25, 2020 Message
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/471999341

 

 
Oct 18, 2020 Message
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/469981334

Oct 11, 2020 Message
Pastor Jim Johnson - AFLC Home Missions Director
https://vimeo.com/467351102

 

Oct 4, 2020 Message

Pastor James Lindgren

https://vimeo.com/464771013

 

Sept 20, 2020 Message

Dean Feistner

https://vimeo.com/459942036

Dec 20, 2020 Message
The Name Jesus
Luke 1:26-38
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/493142311


Dec 13, 2020 Message
People, Blessed of the Lord
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/490475432

Dec 6, 2020 Message
Destruction Looking for New
2 Peter 3:8-14
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/487875778

Nov 29, 2020 Message
Jesus Is The Light
Isaiah 61:1-7
Dean Feistner
https://vimeo.com/485241367

Nov 22, 2020 Message
Subject to God
I Corinthians 15:20-28
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/482355738

Nov 15, 2020 Message
Awake or Asleep
I Thessalonians 5:1-11
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/479584776

Nov 8, 2020 Message
Ten Virgins
Matthew 25:1-13
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/476904278

Nov 1, 2020 Message
No Other Gods
I Samuel 2:1-10
Dean Feistner
https://vimeo.com/474445194

Oct 25, 2020 Message
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/471999341


 
Oct 18, 2020 Message
Pastor James Lindgren
https://vimeo.com/469981334

Oct 11, 2020 Message
Pastor Jim Johnson - AFLC Home Missions Director
https://vimeo.com/467351102


Oct 4, 2020 Message

Pastor James Lindgren

https://vimeo.com/464771013


Sept 20, 2020 Message

Dean Feistner

https://vimeo.com/459942036


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